To Tele, or not to Tele...

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by JurnyWannaBe, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Meister

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    Jul 13, 2018
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    Unless you actually tried or owned one, you will never feel complete!

    A good quality affordable tele would be the Squier Classic Vibe 50's.
     
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  2. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Squier-Meister

    Allow me to tempt you;-)

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  3. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-Meister

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    3 more and you’ve got one for every day of the week :) Those are all good looking guitars!
     
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  4. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    It is without a doubt the "Model A" of guitars.
    Simple, basic, and will get you where you need to go.
    I personally think everyone should own at least one.
    I have three :)
     
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    There's one in Staten Island, NY for $250. I'm tempted, but I'm overstocked like a mo fo.
     
  6. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Yes! You simply must have a Tele in the lineup. Start with the single/single setup for that original tele sound and you won’t be disappointed. I would find a used MIM.


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  7. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Forget the Twisted Sister tribute band. Form a country metal band or death country or something.
     
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    That's what I'm talkin about. Actually, I want to form an Asian Folk Metal band.
     
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  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    2018-12-10 09.15.43.jpg I really digg mine . It's a gr8 player !
     
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  10. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    I have a Tele with a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge, and a splittable 36th Anniversary in the neck, it can get as heaaaaaavy as I need, and nice and clean if I want, too... Tele’s can be anything you need!
     
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  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    Whoa, that tempted me....:)
     
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  13. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
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  14. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I have a MIM Standard with rails...

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  15. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
  16. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I'll play the devil's advocate here, don't throw tomatoes to your screen, it's messy.

    I never ever even remotely considered owning a Tele. To me it's the crudest of all guitars, kind of the Flinstone's guitar. Built from a leftover piece of lumber, anemic single coils pickups, melted headstock, long scale ... nothing but negatives for me.

    Then this friggin [​IMG] forum had me looking for one. A friend had a Fender Standard for sale. I borrowed it for a month or so, thinking he might want to eventually trade it for a painting of mine. He had it in its case for a few years and was just not playing it. I figured I'd do him a favor [​IMG] ... right. He declined. I found it too heavy anyway. I like light guitars. While browsing the local ads I saw an Affinity, a nice sparkly green one. I looked up the specs and saw a thinner body. I had some stuff to trade, so I got it. It was kind of nice ... to look at. Kidding, it was as nice as the Fender, really. But I'm not a thin single coil kinda player. I like my tone to have some meat to it, if I go single, it's with P90's.

    Anyways ... I ended up getting rid of it within the year and have no desire to try another. BTW, I don't own a Strat either ... but that's me.

    Happy hunting :)
     
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  17. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Looks like the controls will get in the way of your arm and you can't access the upper frets. On top of that, no-one has made the inverted Tele look cool like Jimi did with the Strat.

    Harley Benton TE-90QM (mentioned on the baked/grilled/fried maple thread). A light, semi-hollow with P90s.
     
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  18. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

  19. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  20. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Someone here has a sig regarding Bigsby trems - a simple device that confounds simple minds. Teles are also a "simple device" that can draw you into a beautiful world of elegant simplicity. So many different versions and nuances of the same guitar. Is there anything they can't do? Yeah I suppose so.. but nothing that's super important to me.
     
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